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Okay, I don’t normally recycle blogs, but I am today. It’s for a good cause, if that makes it any better at all. I’m also getting a little preachy, which I also try to avoid in blogs. But this is a cause I really believe in and it’s a chance for you to get cheap books. <g> What more can you ask for? So, humor me. Read on. And if you can, donate!

February is release month for, All He Really Needs, my second book in the At Cain’s Command series is out. I didn’t know it when I started the book, but All He Really Needs turned out to be a very special book for me. I now have nearly twenty books under my belt. There’s something I love about each and every one of them, but sometimes there are some books–okay, some heroes–that you just love. For me,   Griffin Cain was one of those heroes.

9780373732265_p0_v1_s260x420When I first envisioned Griffin Cain, he was no more than the charming, second brother in the Cain family. Characters often start like that for me, very one-dimensional.  Still, I knew that he would have to one day become the CEO of the company. My critique partner, the fabulous Robyn Dehart, told me early on that he needed a goal beyond wanting to escape the mantel of responsibility. Of course, she was right. She usually is. So I decided that this charming, seemingly irresponsible man was secretly involved with an international aid organization, just the kind of thing his father would disapprove of.

Of course, then I had to decide which international aid organization to model his imaginary charity after. My good friend, Tracy Wolff suggested Water.org, a charity with which that Matt Damon is heavily involved. I did a little research (i.e. wasted hours and hours on line). I’m tremendously impressed with Water.org. That’s what inspired me to create Hope2O for Griffin.

thefarmcoverI hope that a few of you who read this will check out Water.org and find out what great work they do. I made a donation in honor of the book and think it would be pretty cool if others did too. I’ll be hosting a fundraiser in February through Water.org. If you want to give too, you can check out my website or theirs for more information. Here’s the link to the fundraiser: http://give.water.org/fundraiser/512/.

Also, if you make a donation of three or more dollars I’ll send you a signed book from my backlist. (If you want The Farm, my new YA, donate at least five dollars.) This is a great chance to get a cheap book and to help a lot of people.

As always, thanks for reading! Let’s do something wonderful together!


5 thoughts on “Saving the world one drop at a time

  1. Shana Shana says:

    What a great idea, Emily! My church has done big drives for clean water organizations as well. As someone whose sister has worked and lived in these sorts of areas, I know how important it is to have drinkable water.

  2. catslady says:

    Authors are such generous people :grin: Sounds like a wonderful charity.

  3. What a great organization, Emily! I’d never heard of it. Thank you for telling us about it.

  4. Lorelei says:

    I’ve never heard of this one, but have seen programs on TV about it. I think it’s wonderful and great to hear both you and Matt Damon support this cause ;) Will spread the word!

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